Weekend Planner

Your Top 4 Things to Do: Sept. 13-19

Van Wezel Friday Fest, $7 Saturdays at Mote and more.

09/13/2018 By Ilene Denton

First Aid

Mote and FIU Are Trying to Help Manatees Exposed to Toxic Red Tide

If successful, the treatment could be used to aid dolphins, turtles and birds, too.

09/06/2018 By Megan McDonald

Department of Bad Behavior

Eight Sea Turtle Nests Harmed on Siesta Key

An ATV or golf cart dislodged stakes marking existing nests and drove across a newly laid, unmarked nest.

06/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: May 10-16

The Sarasota Orchestra plays Ed Smith Stadium, Art Center Sarasota’s Beaux Arts Ball, Harvey Milk Festival and more.

05/10/2018 By Ilene Denton

Big Moves

Mote Moves to the Mainland

The exhibits will total more than 1 million gallons and will feature sharks, coral reefs, manatees, sea turtles, otters, seahorses, jellyfish and myriad other marine species.

02/09/2018 By Isaac Eger

Superbowl LII

Mote Manatees Predict the Winner of Super Bowl LII

The yearly tradition of manatees Buffett and Hugh picking the winner continues.

02/01/2018 With Ashley Cooper

Rescuing the Reefs

Pioneering Research at Mote Marine Laboratory May Save the World's Dying Coral

Scientists are fighting to save the Florida Reef Tract, the contiguous United States' only coral reef—and the third largest reef system in the world.

11/01/2017 By Tony D'Souza

Weekend Planner

Your Top 5 Things to Do: Sept. 14-20

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, the Sarasota Opera’s Taste of Downtown and more.

09/12/2017 By Ilene Denton

Irma

Updates on Selby Gardens, Mote and Historic Spanish Point After Hurricane Irma

The Sarasota area is slowly coming back to life after the wildest weekend we can remember. We checked in with three cultural institutions to see how they fared.

09/12/2017 By Ilene Denton

Lionfish Safari

This Weekend's Lionfish Derby Combines Hunting and Environmental Conservation

Mote is hosting a derby this weekend to help clean our reefs of this invasive species.

07/07/2017 By Rick Morgan

Don't be a Hammerhead

Mote's Shark Days: Get to Know Our Ocean's Misunderstood Predators

Mote's weeklong program of fun events seeks to educate the public and stress conservation efforts.

06/29/2017 By Rick Morgan

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: June 1-7

For families, Asolo Rep presents Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; Savor Sarasota kicks off; World Oceans Day at Mote and more.

06/01/2017 By Ilene Denton

Nesting Season

First Sea Turtle Nests of 2017 Reported in Venice

Sea turtle nesting season runs May 1-October 31.

05/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Gulf Watch

Expert Says No Cure for Red Tide

Mote researcher say they're focusing on alleviating its effects.

03/15/2017 By Pam Daniel

Preview

"The Teeth Beneath" Opens at Mote Marine

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's new exhibit, featuring alligators, a baby crocodile and caimans, is now open.

03/02/2017 By Jasmine Respess

Sculpt This

7th Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Festival Kicks Off Nov. 11

Siesta Key Beach will transform into a sand sculpture garden. Here are the details.

11/10/2016 By Lana Allen